What's better than an image of a lovely thing? Seeing that lovely thing twice, of course. I've been shooting on patterned glass and the more I'm experimenting, the more I'm appreciating the reflection, sometimes even more than the subject itself.
I've long been drawn to water as a subject, but technically, it's never the water that makes the image. It's the light that hits it, the objects and colors it reflects, and the breezes and waves that make interesting patterns with all those elements.
Using glass in the studio gives me more control of the reflection, but there's still a magic to it that isn't manageable. And I think that's what makes it great.